04.05.13. Birdlog

04.05.13. Birdlog

Lesser Whitethroat singing along Brook Furlong Lane (old birdlog track). Marsh Harrier (male) hunting over No 6 tank and the Weaver bend. A Grasshopper Warbler showing well south of No 6 along Lordship Lane.

Observer: Frank Duff

Lordship Marsh had 21 Mute Swan but not the Whooper. A Yellow Wagtail and Wheatear were noted.

04.05.13. Drake Garganey, Weaver Bend, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton. 04.05.13. Garganey (female), Weaver Bend, Frodsham Marsh. Bill Morton. Weaver Bend and estuary: A pair of Great Crested Grebe, 2 ‘summer’ Dunlin, 4 Common Sandpiper, 2 drake and a single female Garganey, 128 Tufted Duck, 8 Gadwall, 250 Common Shelduck and the drake hybrid Ruddy Shelduck. 2 Whinchat along the fence by Redwall reed bed. A Stoat was hunting along the edge of the river but the water birds didn’t attract its attention presumably furry fare was on its mind.

Observers: Frank Duff, Mark Payne, WSM (and images).

The female hybrid Ruddy Shelduck and 15 Whimbrel in field west of model aircraft flying field, a flighty Yellow Wagtail and 2 Whinchats on the fence there.

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Observer: Heather Wilde.
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The first St Marks Fly out and swarming by the track on No 5 tank. These little insects are named after St. Marks day (25th April), when they appear with amazing regularity. They normally all disappear after just a fortnight (WSM).